Mayor Terry Merritt is a native of the great state of South Carolina and has been a full-time resident of Mauldin since 1976.  He has been married for more than 40 years to Dianne Roberts Merritt and has three children — Terri Lynn, Stephen, and Jeffery — all graduates of Mauldin High School. Terry is also the proud grandfather of six grandchildren.

Terry graduated in 1982 from Furman University.  He is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force (Vietnam War) and is currently retired after 30 years as an IT professional. Terry is a member of Mauldin First Baptist Church where he serves as a Sunday School Teacher.

He is a strong proponent of private enterprise and enjoys serving the citizens of Mauldin.


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